Kobe Bryant sends Jordan Edwards’s brother birthday gifts

Celebrating a birthday, or anything, can be difficult after the loss of a loved one. It’s not difficult to imagine this being the case for Kevon Edwards, 17, who was in the car when a police officer fired a rifle and fatally shot his younger brother, Jordan. The story made national news and is being followed closely as there are more developments  Apparently, retired basketball players are no exception to hearing about the tragic incident. 

Celebrating Malcolm X’s 91st Birthday

Today, May 19, marks the 91st anniversary of the late civil rights leader El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X. During his countless protests, speeches and other actions to push back against racism, Malcolm X became associated with the concept of Black liberation and revolution across the globe.

To honor the legacy and legend of Malcolm X, multiple stories have come out to speak on his impact on the world we now live in in the forms of either historical anecdotes or even tweets as a simple thanks.

Video: happy birthday Tupac


Today, Tupac would’ve been 43 had he not been killed in 1996. His legacy is synonymous to a being who was wise beyond his years. Arguably one of the most prolifc lyricist of the era, Tupac Shakur was a force to be reckoned with.

Remembering Aaliyah on her 35th birthday

Today Aaliyah would have turned 35. With a future as bright as her smile, there is no doubt that she would have continued to be a star. Her life was cut short just before her big break into the film industry, but her legacy is undoubtedly one that remains to be remembered, imitated and forever cherished.

Google ‘doogle’ honors birthday of Zora Neale Hurston



Today’s Google Doogle honors the birthday of one the most intriguing black women of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston, who was born on this day in 1891, was a writer and anthropologist who did incredibly important work in the American South and throughout the Caribbean.

Her work has become a staple in many college classrooms.